ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The Murphy Administration temporarily mothballed the AC-Philly rail line late last year.
This week, NJ Transit announced that it’s ending late night trains to Atlantic City effective May 12th when the line reopens. The latest train will leave A.C. at 10:44 p.m. even on weekends. When the line was still open? Trains left the Boardwalk Empire as late as 1:53 a.m.
State Senator Chris Brown (R-2), who represents Atlantic City, voiced his extreme displeasure with the decision on social media.
“It’s unbelievable to me NJ Transit would pay over $700,000 for an expert plan to increase ridership, only to do the opposite and then wonder why fewer people are riding the train,” said Brown, paraphrasing his own remarks to the Press of AC. “Once again, NJ Transit is off the rails and short changing our local families and businesses by not providing our fair share of services.”
Murphy signed NJ Transit “reform” legislation back in December 2018 and promised better service before the end of 2019, but experts and commuters alike expect another brutal summer ahead as the transportation organization’s dysfunction continues.